Pashley Britannia

Celebrate all that is best about our green and pleasant land with the Britannia, our tribute to our proud British heritage. Available in a range of patriotic colours, it is a fun and beautiful way to explore the countryside on weekend adventures or even just nip around town, filling the classic wicker basket with your shopping as you go.

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Celebrate all that is best about our green and pleasant land with the Britannia, our tribute to our proud British heritage. Available in a range of patriotic colours, it is a fun and beautiful way to explore the countryside on weekend adventures or even just nip around town, filling the classic wicker basket with your shopping as you go.

In true British fashion, the Britannia is suited to all sorts of weather, with the chainguard and mudguards keeping you clean and looking your best, whilst the reliable hub brakes and gears are effective no matter what the conditions. Based upon the model we have produced from our very earliest days in the 1920s, the curved frame is coupled with a classic sweeping handlebar to give you an elegant upright seated position that lets you glide along through the countryside in comfort. This comfort is enhanced by the inclusion of a hand-made Brooks B66S saddle – made only thirty miles from our factory here in Stratford-upon-Avon – which gradually shapes to your form to become a truly customised and supportive seat. A front dynamo headlamp completes this luxurious lineup, never needing batteries to keep you safe at night.

All this is brought together with our long-earned experience and British craftsmanship, making the Britannia a gorgeous and reliable bicycle equipped to be a lifelong companion.

As with all Pashley bikes, the Britannia is handmade in the UK by a team of dedicated craftsmen so you can be sure you will be riding a quality machine.

Designed for riding in the Great British weather the Britannia features full length mudguards and chainguard to keep you looking at your best, while the hub gears and brakes offer reliable performance in all conditions.

A dynamo front light will illuminate your path on dreary city evenings while the kickstand makes parking nice and easy.

The Pashley Britannia is a gorgeous, practical and reliable bicycle that will be your life long companion.

Key Features:

  • Hand-crafted frame offers an elegant upright riding position
  • 5 speed hub gears for reliable, low maintenance, shifting
  • Hub brakes for all weather reliability
  • Brooks leather saddle and leather grips for comfortable cycling
  • Classic wicker basket for easy luggage carrying
  • Frame fitted polished chrome pump for topping up the tyres
  • Full length mudguards and chain guard for clean cycling
  • Sizes: 17.5”, 20”, 22”
  • Colours: Midnight Blue, Royal Red, Old English White
  • The Pashley Britannia is available with 0% APR finance

Additional Information

brand

Pashley

options

Complete Bike

size

50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm

suitability

City & Leisure

Sizing Guide

Pashley’s cycles come in a variety of frame sizes. To select the correct frame size for you, first measure your inside leg length (from the sole of your foot to the inner top of your thigh) in inches. Then, use the table below to find the frame size you will need.

Frame sizes are shown in bold followed by the corresponding inside-leg length range:

Cycle Size 1 Size 2 Size 3 Size 4
Princess / Britannia / Sonnet / Poppy 17.5" = 27.5 - 31.5" 20" = 30 - 34" 22" = 32 - 36"
Country Living Special Edition 17.5" = 27.5 - 31.5" 20" = 30 - 34"
Guv'nor 20" = 27 - 31" 20.5" = 29 - 33.5" 22.5" = 31 - 35.5" 24.5" = 33 - 37.5"
Speed 5 20.5" = 29 - 33.5" 22.5" = 31 - 35.5" 24.5" = 33 - 37.5"
Roadster 20.5" = 30 - 34.5" 22.5" = 32 - 36.5" 24.5" = 34 - 38.5"
Roadster 26 20" = 27 - 31"
Pathfinder 50cm = 29 - 32" 53cm = 30.5 - 33" 56cm = 31.5 - 34" 59cm = 32.5 - 35"
Clubman / Countryman 20" = 27 - 32" 21.5" = 28.5 - 33.5" 23" = 30 - 35" 24.5" = 31.5 - 36.5"
Aurora 18" = 27 - 31" 20" = 30 - 34" 22" = 33 - 37"
Parabike / Penny / Tube Rider 19" = 28 - 34"
Picador / Tri-1 15" = 25.5 - 32.5" 17" = 27.5 - 35.5"
Pickle Child's = 17 - 20.5"
Robin Child's = 16 - 22"

 

Please note that your inside leg length may fall in-between two frame sizes. If so, you may wish to choose the larger frame size if you have relatively short legs for your height and the smaller frame size if you have relatively long legs for your height.

The frame size in inches is the distance between the centrepoint of the cycle's bottom bracket (where the pedal arm extends from) and the top of the frame's seat tube (where the seatpost enters the frame).

Saddle and Handlebar Position

All models have easy seat height adjustment, with some fore and aft movement and angle adjustment for fine tuning your riding position. The saddle should ideally sit level or be slightly tilted downwards and the height should be set so that, with the pedal at its lowest position and the ball of your foot (in normal shoes) on the pedal, your leg is very slightly bent. If you then place your heel on the pedal, your leg should be straight. On step-over frame models (e.g. the Princess) you should be able to ‘put a foot down’ when you stop, whilst on leg-over frame models (e.g. the Roadster), as they are built to a traditional pattern with a high bottom bracket, you will need to slip off the saddle when you come to a halt.

Your cycle’s handlebar can be raised and lowered, and also canted to give the most comfortable riding position. If a shorter reach is required, the handlebar stem can be reversed bringing the handlebar much closer to the rider.

Load Capacity

Due to variations in riding styles and cycle usage patterns, any stated bicycle weight limit is somewhat subjective. However, we are legally obliged to provide weight limits for our cycles; please find these in the table below:

Cycle Max Load (rider+luggage) in KG Max Load (rider+luggage) in lbs
Princess/Britannia/Sonnet/Poppy 110 kg 240 lbs
Roadster/Roadster 26 120 kg 265 lbs
Guv'nor/Speed 5 120 kg 265 lbs
Penny 110 kg 240 lbs
Parabike/Tube Rider 120 kg 265 lbs
Aurora/Countryman/Clubman 120 kg 265 lbs
Pathfinder 120 kg 265 lbs

 

Tricycle Max Load (rider+luggage) in KG Max Load (rider+luggage) in lbs
Picador 110kg + 25kg luggage 220lb + 55lb luggage
Tri 1 110kg + 25kg luggage 220lb + 55lb luggage
Pickle (child's tricycle) 25 kg 55 lb
Robin (child's tricycle) 30 kg 66 lb

 

Pashley Cycles are built to very high standards and as well as being elegant in their design, they are also extremely robust, and are rigorously stress tested. It is important to be aware that heavy riders and those who frequently carry heavy loads will place more stress on their bicycle and on its components; these riders should ensure that their bicycle is serviced at frequent intervals. Cyclists who have a good riding style and ‘ride light’ tend to place less stress on their bicycle frames and components; all cyclists are encouraged to learn these skills, not only to enhance bicycle durability and reliability, but also to improve efficiency. Ultimately, all cycles – regardless of the load they carry – should be checked and serviced regularly.

Colours Royal Red, Old English White or Midnight Blue.
Gears Sturmey Archer 5 speed C50 hub gear with thumb shifter control, or Shimano Nexus Premium Geared 8 speed hub gear with Tap Fire shifter.
Frame Traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame.
Fork Tubular crown, hand brazed.
Saddle Honey brown Brooks B67s natural leather saddle with twin coil springs.
Handlebar Chrome plated raised bar on alloy and stainless steel stem.
Brakes All-weather, low maintenance front and rear hub brakes.
Wheels 26" polished alloy rims with stainless steel spokes (22" frame has 28" rims).
Tyres 26x1 3/8" Cream Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tyres (22" frame has 28 x 1/2" tyres) with Kevlar Guard belt puncture protection and reflective side walls.
Mudguards Classic profile steel guards with hand-applied silver lining.
Pedals Alloy body with non-slip rubber inserts.
Crankset Traditional slender chromed steel cranks.
Other Features Protective chainguard, large ding-dong bell, wicker basket, classic hub-dynamo headlamp, LED rear light, propstand, hand-made leather grips, frame-fitted pump.
Frames Sizes 17.5", 20" and 22"

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